(băl′mə-kăn′, -kän′)
A loose, full overcoat with raglan sleeves, originally made of rough woolen cloth.

[After Balmacaan, an estate near Inverness, Scotland.]


(Clothing & Fashion) a man's knee-length loose flaring overcoat with raglan sleeves
[C19: after Balmacaan, near Inverness, Scotland]


(ˌbæl məˈkæn, -ˈkɑn)

a loose-fitting, somewhat flared, single-breasted overcoat, often of tweed and with raglan sleeves.
[1915–20; after Balmacaan near Inverness, Scotland]
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Balmacaan, situated off Leachkin Road to the south of the city, represents the first phase of the company's eagerly awaited Westercraigs development which will combine the restoration of nineteenth century buildings with contemporary new build properties, to create one of the city's most desirable developments.